Teaching Smarter

Author: Patrick Kelley
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1575425181
Format: PDF
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This refreshingly frank handbook shows teachers how to close the achievement gap in their classrooms by teaching students innovative paths to academic success. Drawing on over 20 years’ experience, Kelley presents straightforward strategies for helping learners improve their grades and test scores and experience greater school engagement—all while streamlining the teacher’s work to yield maximum efficiency. Strategies include team-grading essays, using Socratic seminars and sworn statements, allowing for re-dos, and ruthlessly pruning assignments, among others. Often humorous and irreverent in tone, this guide will be the talk of the break room. Includes online digital content.

Teaching with Your Mouth Shut

Author: Donald L. Finkel
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
ISBN: 9780867094695
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Teaching with Your Mouth Shut is not intended as a manual for teachers; it aims to provoke reflection on the many ways teaching can be organized.

The Secrets of Top Students

Author: Stefanie Weisman
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402280807
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Straight talk and tips from top students to help make academic excellence a lifestyle. Getting a passing grade is one thing—cramming to memorize facts, knowing what's on the test, finishing a paper just before the deadline—but being a top student is something else entirely. So what makes the difference between a good student and a top student? Being a top student is a lifestyle, not just an A on your transcript. The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College offers advice from lifelong top student, Stefanie Weisman, to help you learn the keys to studying smart, staying motivated, and making academic excellence a part of your life. Tips from 45 Top Students Learn strategies on making the grade with first-hand advice from valedictorians, Rhodes scholars, Fulbright scholars, Intel Science Fair finalists, a National Spelling bee champion, and more! Lifestyle Tips and Techniques Discover tips and mantras that will keep you on the road to academic success. Helpful Exercises Practice makes perfect. Put what you've learned to the test with easy exercises on taking notes, staying motivated, and more.

The Hands On Guide to School Improvement

Author: Evelyn M. Randle-Robbins
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1631980726
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This practical guide helps principals, administrators, and all members of school leadership bring transformational change to struggling and underperforming schools. Based on the wisdom gained during the author’s twenty-plus years of experience as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in Chicago Public Schools, this book focuses on building a school culture of respect and harmony as a foundation for change. Includes advice on how to recruit effective teachers and initiate difficult conversations with struggling staff; make ongoing professional development a priority at your school; and empower teachers to manage their classrooms effectively and deal with challenging issues. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book.

What Smart Students Know

Author: Adam Robinson
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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Argues that smart students have a different attitude about school and learning, and offers advice on taking notes, studying, preparing for tests, and writing papers

The Balanced Teacher Path

Author: Justin Ashley
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 163198165X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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It wasn’t long after being named North Carolina History Teacher of the year that Justin Ashley started noticing signs of burnout. He knew he needed to make some radical changes in how he handled his work and personal life. In The Balanced Teacher Path, Justin shares his personal story—illuminating how easy it is to give your job everything you’ve got and leave yourself with nothing outside of school—and shows new teachers and veterans alike the self-care techniques they can employ to create work-life balance and prevent burnout. With equal parts humor and wisdom, Justin analyzes four key aspects of every teacher’s life—career, social, physical, and financial—and offers practical advice to bring these areas into sync, reigniting a passion for teaching in the process.

Straight A Study Skills

Author: Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440552460
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Contains material adapted from The everything guide to study skills, by Cynthia Clumeck Muchnick"--T.p. verso.

Making Curriculum Pop

Author: Pam Goble
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1631980629
Format: PDF, ePub
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From body art to baseball cards, comics to cathedrals, pie charts to power ballads . . . students need help navigating today’s media-rich world. And educators need help teaching today’s new media literacy. To be literate now means being able to read, write, listen, speak, view, and represent across all media—including both print and nonprint texts, such as film, TV, podcasts, websites, visual art, fashion, architecture, landscape, and music. This book offers secondary teachers in all content areas a flexible, interdisciplinary approach to integrate these literacies into their curriculum. Students form cooperative learning groups to evaluate media texts from various perspectives (artist, producer, sociologist, sound mixer, economist, poet, set designer, and more) and show their thinking using unique graphic organizers aligned to the Common Core State Standards

10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades While Studying Less

Author: Thomas Frank
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781517004446
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Becoming a more effective learner and boosting your productivity will help you earn better grades - but it'll also cut down on your study time. This is a short, meaty book that will guide you through ten steps to achieving those goals: Pay better attention in class, Take more effective notes, Get more out of your textbooks, Plan like a general, Build a better study environment, Fight entropy and stay organized, Defeat Procrastination, Study smarter, Write better papers, Make group projects suck less, Whether you're in college or high school, this book will probably help you. But not if you're a raccoon. I want to be very clear about that; if you're a raccoon, please buy a different book. This one will do absolutely nothing for you. How did you even learn to read, anyway?

Self Regulation in the Classroom

Author: Richard M. Cash
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 1631980831
Format: PDF
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To succeed in school, students need more than subject area knowledge—they must learn how to learn. Self-regulation, an executive functioning skill, describes the ways that students focus attention on achieving success. Self-regulated learners find personal value in learning, develop effective study habits, welcome challenges, seek help, and use failure as a learning tool. This user-friendly guide makes the process of developing self-regulation as easy as ABC: Affect (how you feel), Behavior (what you do), and Cognition (how you think). Teaching students to balance these three elements builds motivation, resilience, and college and career readiness. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book.